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Snapchat doesn’t use a distinctive icon to indicate that a chat is exclusively sent to you. The emojis you see in the chat only convey whether the message is ‘Delivered,’ ‘Pending,’ or ‘Opened.’
If you observe a slight increase in your snap score by 1 or 2 points, it typically indicates that the snap was sent only to you. However, if your snap score increases by over 100 after receiving the snap, it suggests that the snap was sent to multiple users.
“Sent You a Snap” vs. “Sent a Snap to All:
The change in wording between these notifications doesn’t significantly alter their meaning; it simply adds a more personal touch. It’s akin to someone addressing you directly when sending a snap. However, the notification itself doesn’t provide information about whether the snap was exclusively sent to you or to multiple recipients simultaneously.
While some people may assume that “sent you a snap” implies an individual message, and “sent a snap” suggests a broadcast to many, this is not the case. To be certain, you should open the Snapchat app and examine the actual snap, which will provide a clearer understanding of its recipients and whether it was a personal message or not.
What’s Meant by “Shared a Snap” vs. “Sent a Snap:
Sharing a snap on Snapchat indicates that the sender received a snap from another source and then shared it with you. On the other hand, sending a snap implies that the sender took a photo or created a snap and sent it directly to you.
How to Determine If Someone Sent a Snap to Just You:
To identify if a snap was sent exclusively to you, consider the following:
- Snap Score Increase of 1 Point or More: Check the sender’s Snap Score before and after receiving the snap. If their score increases by 1 point, it’s likely an individual message. A significantly higher increase suggests it was sent to multiple recipients. However, a substantial increase in the score doesn’t necessarily mean it wasn’t sent exclusively to you; this method is a reliable indicator when it is sent solely to you.
- Using Conviva: Visit the Conviva website, create an account, and link your Facebook account. This can provide insights into who viewed your profile and display pictures.
- Check If the Same Snap Is in Stories: Examine the Snapchat story section for the sender’s stories. If you find the same snap in their stories, it indicates it was sent to multiple recipients, not just you.
- Directly Ask the Person: The simplest way is to ask the person directly whether the snap was sent exclusively to you or to others as well. While their response may not be definitive, it’s worth a try for clarification.